Category Archives: Labor and Employment

Do You Have Comprehensive Anti-Harassment Policies and Procedures In Place?

Feb
08
2018

84,254 Nationwide Workplace Discrimination Charges Filed with EEOC in 2017 and $398 Million Paid to Discrimination Victims

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Pennsylvania ranked fourth among …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Employment Alert: Private Employers Are Required To File Workforce Data to EEOC by March 31, 2018

Jan
30
2018

employees large companyThe EEOC has mailed the 2017 EEO-1 Survey Notification Letters to all private sector employers.

The EEO-1 is an annual survey that mandates all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors, or first-tier subcontractors with 50 …

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U.S. Dept. of Labor Announces New Test for Interns

Jan
11
2018

Student Intern writing in his organizerOn January 5, 2018 the U. S. Dept. of Labor announced in a press release a new test to determine whether interns and students working in “for-profit” companies are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor …

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The ADA is an Anti-discrimination Statute – Not a Medical Entitlement!

Jan
04
2018

ADA Statute At the end of 2017, the United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit decided that a worker who exhausted his FMLA entitlement (12 weeks) was not entitled to a multi-month leave of absence beyond the scope of reasonable accommodations under …

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Senate to Vote on Top FedEx Safety Official to Lead OSHA

Jan
03
2018

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Dec. 13 approved President Trump’s pick, Scott A. Mugno, a long-time FedEx safety official, to serve as the next head of OSHA.

Mr. Mugno, who was most recently vice president …

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The Lynch Law Group Continues to Expand Practice Areas

Nov
01
2017

Frank C. Botta Joins The Lynch Law Group to Launch Transportation Practice and Expand Labor and Employment Group

Frank C. Botta, Esq.

Frank C. Botta, Esq.

The Lynch Law Group is pleased to welcome attorney Frank C. Botta, a transportation industry veteran, who joins …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment, Transportation, Announcements

Government Rule on Employee Overtime Pay on Hold

Nov
30
2016

The News

On November 22nd, a federal judge in Texas halted the implementation of a new government rule on employees eligible to receive overtime pay. 

The Backstory

Under federal law, employers must pay certain workers overtime pay (i.e., “time-and-a-half”) if

Posted in Legal Watch, Corporate, Labor and Employment

Confidentiality Agreements Can Protect Sensitive Business Information

Nov
12
2015

shutterstock_96276791 (800x533)All businesses have sensitive business information that, if misused, can be damaging. Customer pricing, supplier lists, supplier pricing, profit and loss information, internal procedures and compensation information are just a few examples. And most businesses have employees, independent contractors, or …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

6 Things Pennsylvania Employers Need to Know Before Implementing Workplace Drug Testing

Apr
20
2015

test tubes

Have you adopted a Drug and Alcohol Policy? 

Drug testing programs work best when implemented based on a clear, written policy that is shared with all employees, along with employee education about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, supervisor …

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Pros and Cons of Criminal Background Checks

Feb
23
2015

shutterstock_69479671Many companies have made criminal background checks a standard part of their hiring process, but are they worthwhile for the average small business?  Employers in certain sectors, such as child care, are required to screen applicants for specific crimes.  Other …

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